Maizal - Staten Island

4.8
190 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Maizal is a Fine Mexican Cuisine Restaurant that attracts customers with high expectations for great cuisine and great margaritas. Its category differs from most common Mexican Restaurants in the NY as we created a restaurant that would fit perfectly in Mexico City's best neighborhoods for its varied and risky recipes and beautiful art.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 190 people are saying
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AmandaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I highly recommended the mole dish and the Mexican hot chocolate.

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JenSG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special last night, spicy gambarones. And it was amazing. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, sauce was slightly spicy and tangy. It was served on a bed of rice encircled by plaintains. I highly recommend this restaurant and this dish.

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vipHzg123
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

CD
CaitlinD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick intimate service in a relaxed setting with good, fresh food

CC
CatonCat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical restaurant!!! Thank you, again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best Mexican restaurant on Staten Island. 10 out of 5 stars 😁

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EileenG
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!
Appetizers to dessert was fabulous. Loved the crab tostada suggested by the waitress for an appetizer. Best guacamole.
Service is wonderful!
Drinks were great!

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vippeterf
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were pleased with the Restaurant Week menu. There were ample choices and everything we ordered was tasty. I especially liked the tortilla soup.

CB
CindyB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as well as attentive service. Very good experience overall.

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Sooo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dining experience once again
We ate in the garden
Mole was outstanding
Drinks were great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff is very friendly. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for fresh, delicious Mexican food.

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Joanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only regret I have about Maizal is how long it took me to get there. What a cute little place with an adorable backyard patio. The servers were all very kind and attentive and the food was outstanding. The plantain stuffed with shrimp and avocado was absolutely delicious and the crab meat tostada special tasted like the freshest crab cake I've ever eaten. We both loved our entrees as well, I had shrimp with rice for dinner - absolutely delicious tomatillos with some plantain for sweetness underneath the rice, not overly seasoned and the fresh ingredients provided a lot of the flavor. The drinks were delicious as well, had the tropical twist which I will try and recreate myself and the margarita special. Finished with some churros for dessert but had to bring them home because we were stuffed. Loved the vibe of the patio, the food and the service, 10/10 for sure.

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vipCarmenL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Drinks are delicious. Definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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Amrut
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good outdoor ambience. Loved the stuffed sweet plantains. The brunch menu had a good variety. We were a little late for our reservation but we called in early and they accommodated our request and seated us in the backyard which had a good ambience. Although, it did get humid after sometime and the fans really weren’t much help. But other than that, the staff was really welcoming and served us well. I’d highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy good food!

JD
vipJayDee
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous and great for all occasions. The food is authentic Mexican and the service is great. The cocktails and sangria make every meal feel festive. Both the inside and outside spaces are beautiful so you can dine where you feel most comfortable. Their mole is prepared with care and is second to none. The tres leches cake was delicious. This is a happy place- smiles all around as people enjoyed settling in to enjoy their dinners and cocktails. The restaurant is an easy car ride from the ferry and is a Staten Island gem.

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GabsC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Maizals!!

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CherylA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always on point, as well as the food & drinks. I live around the corner and I'm treated like family we are there so often. Much better than Sophia's across the street. Maizal blows them out of the water!

CL
vipCarmenL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Brunch and food and drinks were excellent. One of my favorite places to dine.
Service was excellent.

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DanaC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting outside on their patio area. Very comfortable and great atmosphere! The Maizal family is ALWAYS welcoming and friendly!! Greated immediately, seated and water and drink order taken right away. Enjoyed the mescal margs w/ chili rim, great guac and rstd cauliflower special!! Chorizo burrito, shrimp tacos and shrm/ spin quesadilla...FRESH, HOT & great flavor! One of my favorites!!

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LauraT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going here since their opening; I have never been disappointed with anything. Food is amazing, drinks are great and the weekend brunch is also great.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!
Great service
Great food
Great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for my mothers birthday food was delish!

CL
vipCarmenL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was very good. Drinks were great. Service was excellent. Love it here. I would recommend to everyone.

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KennethF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great find! excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious staff was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and social distancing was honored indoors.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great drinks

DH
vipDotsHurl
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Maizal! Been coming here for years and it is always exceptional! The staff is fantastic too!

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vipHzg123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

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SueDale
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was delicious. Sweet ambiance. Servers met our every need. We experienced a bit of noise but we were seated under a speaker playing Latin music. If you prefer quiet ask to sit away from the music. The restaurant was lively. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. I would definitely suggest a reservation. There’s garden seating outside.

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RamiroG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great people! And the best very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, drinks and food. A little pricey, but the quality was great!

MB
MaryB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wecgotvtovthecrestaurant and were seated right away.
Took a little while to have our order taken but everything was fresh and delicious.
Waitress was professional and friendly.
We will go bCk.

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alyssam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing and the food is even better !! I’ve been twice already!

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MatthewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch ! Will be back.

Steak waas awesome, as was the appetizers & Paella!

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vipHzg123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional.

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JoanieG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside after being turned down to sitting at the table by the window, but it was a beautiful night, so I didn't mind.
Happy hour all day on Thursdays...yes!! Food was delicious! Service was great!! Not our first time there, certainly not the last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I made a reservation using open table the morning of. The option was listed for 6:15 pm outdoor dining. It had been raining all day, but I’ve seen photos and heard from others that the outdoor area was well-covered. I also presumed that the restaurant would not be offering outdoor seating that particular day if the rain was an issue. I arrived 5 minutes early, was told they were a little behind, so I waited out front. After 20 minutes, I was told “we have a problem we didn’t expect the rain and the table we were going to seat you at isn’t covered.” But they politely said they were checking for cancellations. A few minutes later another employee came out and said “you called too late and now it’s raining,” shrugged, and pointed at the sky. I clarified that I did not call, I in fact utilized the open table app service, instead the employee just repeated that I called too late. I understand it was a busy day for this restaurant, but I do not think this was handled properly. I live in the area and have heard many great reviews. I can assure you I will not attempt to dine at this restaurant again. Thank you.

JK
JanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the atmosphere are excellent. Staff members are extremely courteous.

FAQs

Maizal - Staten Island does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Maizal - Staten Island also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 825-3776.

Maizal - Staten Island is rated 4.8 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.